The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre

Take a walk up the beach at The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre to reveal stunning sea views and a panorama including Portland and the Fleet Lagoon. A boardwalk next to the Centre allows easy access to the beach. In the Centre enjoy an underwater camera and a bird watching window with binoculars to see the array of birdlife that visit the mudflats. In spring the shingle turns into a sea of pink thrift that stretches towards Portland. Sea campion, kidney vetch, yellow horn poppy and other coastal specialists are also found on the beach.


Venue address
Chesil Beach Visitor Centre Portland Beach Road


Opening times
Mon: 10:00-17:00
Tue: 10:00-17:00
Wed: 10:00-17:00
Thu: 10:00-17:00
Fri: 10:00-17:00
Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 10:00-17:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Enjoy a tasty treat at the Taste Cafe at Chesil to make the most of your day with us. We stock a range of wildlife inspired gifts, educational toys, wildlife books and local artwork. All profits from our shop go directly back into our conservation work, so when you treat yourself, or a loved on, you are treating your local wildlife too. Some access restricted on the beach during the bird breeding season. Please keep dogs under close control on the beach and the mudflats, particularly near the birds.


Wheelchair accessible
The Centre itself is wheelchair accessible, and the boardwalk is suitable for wheelchairs and mobility vehicles but does not extend over the beach.
Parking availability information
Ample pay and display parking close to the centre. There is disabled parking next to the Centre, charges apply.
Toilet facility information
Venue has accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. Disabled toilet outside the centre.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Chesil Beach Visitor Centre  Portland Beach Road  Portland  Weymouth  Dorset